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terrible at the layoffs. i've got a ton of friends over citi, but i would be happy if i was a shareholder. something we're asking of our politicians, they can't do that. but citigroup's management was willing to take the hard medicine for the shareholders. we hear endless negativity about china and europe, but the chinese market last night, it was a gigantic move signifying what might be the beginning of a new growth phase. have you checked european stocks lately? smoke show. hey, even i can get too gloomy. i've been critical of bank of america for the unfathomable top dollar acquisitions, including the ill-timed merrill lynch purchase and the country wide buy. one gigantic law firm with a bank attached. that's how much their earnings have been dependent upon legal obligations. and that's what cuts them. bank of america led the dow today, broke out above $10. a level hasn't been seen in ages as the unsold homes dwindles, i think it probably goes higher. here's the bottom line, listen to me, go ahead, be gloomy, you have every right. be critical, and be angry at those who can't rise above
toward really slimming down citi by the new ceo. he has a quote in here saying these actions are logical next steps in citi's transformation and says they're committed to strategy that continues to leverage in the global banking market. if you go through the list of where these jobs are actually coming from, institutional clients group which is investment banking a quarter of the job cuts are going to come from there. my 2013 predictions i said that group would slim down by half. interesting that they are cutting a big chunk of that group. global consumer banking is responsible for 35% of the cuts and then going on through the other business lines like citi holdings, those are responsible for smaller portion of those jobs. citi getting smaller. a billion dollars going to be the pretax charge in the fourth quarter of next year. 11,000 jobs a big move from the new ceo over there. carl? >> all right. thank you very much, kayla. we're reading through the release right now ourselves. big strategic move. >> how many people work at this bank? i feel like they've been firing forever. citi did no
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this morning, the kansas city fed survey. the lead story in the journal today is a 6.9% rise in house prices so far this year. since january. and some people are saying after some false starts, residential has concerned. >> well, you're right. >> you can have some recovery, some have firmness in housing prices, but it's going to drive the recovery on the back of housing. that's not going to happen. >> and people are choosing who to hook up with. i couldn't tell whether that spoke to you or whether you thought it was odd. you thought it was a pretty good idea, i think. you don't want to go out with someone who has a 200, do you? >> do you think eharmony should add a little line, what is your credit score? >> what is your credit score. >> and people are dating now on -- >> can you trust someone who you give your attentions to and eventually give your heart to that doesn't pay your bills? would you? it makes sense to me, doesn't it? >> i don't know about that. >> you could stay with the person, too. >> change them? >> wasn't that the problem when you're -- you don't want a lasting relationship wit
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housing data out tod home prices rose 4.3% in the 12 months ending in october in a 20-city composite, beating analysts' forecasts. it did appear as 12 of the 20 cities in both composites posted monthly declines in october. david blitzer will join us in just a few minutes to go over this data. bottom line here, better than expected. maybe this is enough to keep this sector going. a very strong sector in consumer discretionary overall. home builders have really been a double in 2012. >> it wasn't until the second half of this word that you started hearing the words housing and gdp growth in the same sentence. perhaps the most significant part of the economy for so much of the early parts of the 2000s. we'll see. they do call it a sustained recovery. that is, s&p-case schiller, and the recovery continues to gather strength. >> the best performing sector, though, financials. >> financials, yeah. >> 26% on financials. utilities the only one lower for the year. nine out of ten s&p sectors higher. that doesn't happen a whole lot. >> no. >> when we come back, christmas day may be over, but w
@cnbc.com. coming up, the outlook for health care in 2013. here's a hint -- think taxes. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >>> time to prep your portfolio. bertha coombs with what's in stoke for the health care sector in 2013. >> reporter: the rollout of bicycle care will weigh heavily on health care services, medical devices, and health insurers. hospital stocks the best performers in the health care sector in 2012, likely to be volatile and vulnerable in 2013. new medicare rules peg reimbursement rates more to outcomes rather than just the number of procedures. for insurers, 2013 will bring more m&a to diversified business as u.s. profit margins are kweezed by regulation and competition -- squeezed by regulation and competition. the acquisition of brazil
for solar city, the solar panel company and i think the ipo is today when it starts trading we'll get back to you then. thanks a lot. i'll show you about the price of gas because it continues to drop. the national average for a gallon of regular down another penny, we're at 3.31 now, diesel 3.97. i've got to tell you, it's still the highest price for gas ever at this time of year. new york still the highest in the continental u.s., 3.78 in new york, that's the average and missouri the lowest, $3.01 a share and missouri is the only city, only place, rather, where we found major cities with the average price under $3. again, the star is st. louis, at 298. let's get back to apple, losing its cool, maybe. and mark is still with us, the editor in chief of laptop magazine. all right. i want to talk about-- let's see, this is the microsoft surface tablet, all right. >> yes. stuart: now, is this a threat to apple's dominance of the tablet market and apple's dominance of cool? do you like this thing? >> in the short-term i don't think it's a threat, but there are some things that surface has especi
chickens in the two, three, four tier cities. they're equal to chicago, right? >> yeah. 200 cities in china the size of chicago, in terms of population. >> and those are small. >> can you imagine the lines at starbucks there? a cappuccino machine goes down, it could shut down the whole city. >> my daughter was asking, how did there come to be so many people in china? >> 200 years ago, i guess, that's a long time -- >> the nation building? >> i didn't have an answer. >> discovery will do us -- >> fill me in. i need to brush up on my -- >> but david faber isn't ignorant. his hair looks better. china, here's the story. >> hair looks better. then china better. relative issue. >> it's a relative issue. thank you. very nice. >>> let's check with mary thompson, on the floor in for bob pisani today. >> weakness across the board. weakness in the nasdaq, down about 20 points. the dow lost in early trade. a little more modest in the s&p, down 4.25%. traders saying the fiscal cliff headlines will continue to dictate trading. and here there was a little reaction in the futures market ahead of today's op
's 1994 levels. >> that's a big part of morgan stanley's call on citi today. from overweight to equal weight. consumer deleveraging in their view coming to an end. and the more clarity on regulations. we are exiting this really weird period of uncertainty. rules come into focus. and if these consumer balance sheet numbers are right. next year could look different, jim. >> yes. there are a lot of assets -- look, a lot of bad loans that are becoming good loans. citi was always relatively opaque. i tried many, many times to penetrate citi holdings, which is the legacy of the core running it now. it may be good. i mean, pandit always promised me the money in holdings was money good. if you go to the book value of companies like morgan stanley, 9% of book -- i mean, in other words, what i'm saying is, xlf, look out. 14 to 16 from june to now. but it could go back to a much higher level. >> you wonder about the nominations to treasury, good time to get out of the business. righting the ship, moving on to something else? >> elizabeth arden, now senator-elect on the banking committee, has alw
debate is squarely back in the spotlight tonight after the murder/suicide by nfl player in kansas city, second amendment instead of blaming the sick people who use them. republicans have responded to a fiscal cliff counter offer to president obama. eamon javers joins us now from washington with all the details. good evening. >> reporter: good evening. leapt me walk you through the specifics or at least what specifics we have so far from this boehner counter offer and you can see where it falls short from the white house's perspective right in the top line take a look at the details here. boehner and the other house republicans are asking for $800 billion in new tax reform revenue. that's short of the $1.6 trillion that the president would like to see there. also health savings of $600 billion. mandatory savings of $300 billion. revisions of cpa of 200 billion. other discretionary saving 300 billion. they say net savings is $2.2 trillion all told. the white house says this plan is not balanced, and interestingly there's a little side skirmish here between the speaker of the house john b
share while they were waiting for that i5 to come out. and citi research has downgraded apple from a hold to a buy. you can see there just below $500. >>> also, the national association for business economics growth in 2013 to come in at 2.1% after growing by 2.2% in 2012. that would continue the same tepid growth that the country has seen since the recession ended back in mid 2009. >>> and the nation is mourning the horrific event of friday in newtown, connecticut. president obama spoke last night about change. >> we can't kol rate this any more. these tragedies must end. and to end them, we must change. we will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. no single law, no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world or event every senseless act of violence in our society. >>> and earlier in the day, new york city mayor michael bloomberg called on the president to lead the nation on the issue of gun control. >> it's time for the president, i think, to stand up and lead and tell this country what we should do. not go to congress and say, what you guys w
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and the wind. we will see issues in places like new york city, possibly as far south as raleigh. pretty easygoing. we'll be seeing the heavy rain in places like san francisco. oakland could have some backupes and perhaps some in portland and seattle. back to you guys. >> all right, reynolds wolf. got it. >> you know, you don't lose anybody if you go wolf reynolds. we have said that. >> reynolds, he also has carl. he wants him to be carl quinn. >> you do, really? >> you hear tr people who don't do it on purpose, though, reynolds. that's the thing. you're in on it. we're all in on this together. anyway, congratulations on still being here, reynolds, and maybe we'll see you next week. >>> coming up, why share of blackberry birmingham rim popped and dropped after the bell. i'm thinking also, becky, they will buy me an iphone here. now i'm thinking i go with this new thing, this new -- >> the blackberry 10? >> yeah. all i use it for -- i don't know how to do the stuff you're supposed to do, anyway. >>> plus, speaker boehner -- >> you can get your mail on your blackberry and your ipad. >> fai
to be sitting down with bill ackman today after his presentation today in new york city. you'll be able to see during the fast money halftime report. >> google agreeing to sell a set top tv boxmaker called motorola home. the price tag is $2.4 billion in cash and stock. era is a georgia based equipment maker and the shares jumped after hours. >> when we return a major winter storm wreaking havoc across the central plains. draco will make holiday travel difficult. an update right after this. and then it's your tools of the trade. oil, gold and more as we get ready for another day on trading on wall street. "squawk" will be back. [ male announcer ] i've seen incredible things. otherworldly things. but there are some things i've never seen before. this ge jet engine can understand 5,000 data samples per second. which is good for business. because planes use less fuel, spend less time on the ground and more time in the air. suddenly, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ can i still ship a gift in time for christmas? yeah, sure you can. great. where's your gift? uh... whew. [ male announcer
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